Faced with rising costs that threaten to put the program $150–400 million per year over budget, the Massachusetts Connector Authority is now adopting a number of changes to RomneyCare. They include:
- Pressuring insurers not to increase premiums (ie. premium caps).
- Ordering insurers to cut reimbursements to hospitals and physicians by 3–5 percent.
- Reduce the choices available to consumers.
The Authority postponed a vote to increase co-payments and other payments by patients.
Ah, the wonders of government-run health care.